Facebook acquires legal ammunition in form of 750 IBM patents


Facebook acquires legal ammunition in form of 750 IBM patents

Facts to know:

  • Facebook has only 21 US patents
  • Yahoo, which is suing Facebook for patent infringements, has more than 1,000 US patents
  • IBM has plenty– 6,180 US patents acquired in 2011 alone 

Acquiring IBM patents, Facebook will arm itself against patents infringements in the future and would result to possible license agreements with Yahoo notwithstanding the case filed.

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